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Food chemical occurrence data: nominations open for stakeholder group

EFSA is inviting nominations for membership of its stakeholder discussion group on food chemical occurrence data. Networking with stakeholders, Member States, EU and international agencies is key to collecting the data needed for EFSA’s scientific assessm ...

12 September 2018
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African swine fever: EFSA assesses measures to prevent spread

African Swine Fever: how to stay one step ahead EFSA has identified strategies for managing wild boar at different stages of an epidemic of African swine fever (ASF): what should be done before, during and after. Wild boar are known to play an important r ...

11 July 2018
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Listeria monocytogenes: update on foodborne outbreak

Frozen corn and possibly other frozen vegetables are the likely source of an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes that has been affecting Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom since 2015. Experts used whole genome sequencing to identify ...

03 July 2018
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Bee health: data partnership a ‘milestone’ in European campaign

The establishment of the EU Bee Partnership could be a milestone in the fight to protect bees, the chair of the European Parliament’s Bee Week said at the conclusion of this year’s event. Michel Dantin MEP made his remarks after he and more than 150 other ...

29 June 2018
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Whole genome sequencing in food safety: the state of play

EFSA has published two reports which provide a picture of how whole genome sequencing (WGS) can be used in food safety and how extensively such techniques are used in Europe. WGS is increasingly used in public health and food safety laboratories, but it i ...

29 June 2018
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Neonicotinoids: EFSA evaluates emergency uses

EFSA has examined the scientific basis for emergency authorisations of neonicotinoid pesticides which were granted in seven EU Member States in 2017. EFSA’s reports evaluate on a country-by-country basis whether other pesticides could have been substitute ...

21 June 2018
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New fungus detected in EU salamanders

An emerging pathogenic fungus, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal), has been detected in different species of salamanders across the EU, both kept as pets and in the wild. Cases have been reported in Belgium, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and the U ...

30 April 2018
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Emerging food safety issues: what do consumers want to know?

EFSA asked Europeans for their views on emerging risks in the food chain, and how they would like to be informed about them. We surveyed just over 6,200 consumers in 25 EU Member States, asking them about potential emerging risks related to food safety. O ...

18 April 2018
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